Entry Level Accounts Assistant Job Opportunities – Samasource

Job Title:     Accounts Assistant
Organisation: Samasource
Duty Station: Gulu,
Uganda
About Us:
Samasource is a social
enterprise that provides dignified, internet-based work to people living in
poverty. We build technology that helps leverage the brain-power of the poor so
they can lift themselves out of poverty by providing valuable services to
companies around the world. We are a dynamic and growing team with a big vision–to
reduce worldwide poverty and its effects through technology. We need the best
people to help us achieve it. We like to move fast and get things done. If you
join us, you’ll be able to make an immediate impact, connect with some of the
brightest people in the fields of social enterprise, impact sourcing, and tech.
Samasource is supported by major corporate and philanthropic funders including
eBay, Google, Cisco, and the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.
Job Summary: The Accounts
Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance of finance documentation and
records, preparation and verification of monthly statements, reconciliation of
bank accounts, financial analysis and preparation of financial projections for
the Center.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Tasked
    with managing all accounting operations based on the acceptable accounting
    principles.
  • Handling
    tax administration; filling all tax returns PAYE, VAT, etc.
  • Compiling
    transactions and summarizing work done in accounts covered by employees from
    all departments/sections.
  • Managing
    petty cash and ensuring availability of an appropriate amount of petty
    cash.
  • Assisting
    the Finance Manager in preparation of monthly cash projections.
  • Reconciling
    staff advances for review by the Finance Manager.
  • Liaising
    with the other departments to ensure receipt of invoices and necessary
    support documentation for timely payment of vendors.
  • Reporting
    irregularities and taking appropriate measures without delay.
  • Keeping
    up with financial policies, regulations and legislation.
  • Carrying
    out any other duties connected with cash transactions as instructed.
  • Handling
    any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a university degree in Accounting/Finance/Auditing
    and/or a full professional qualification in A.C.C.A, CPA, CA, CIA or CMA
    or equivalent.
  • At
    least two years’ post qualification experience.
  • Proven
    knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Internal Control
    Procedures.
Personal Characteristics:
  • Demonstrate
    strong analytical skills.
  • Posses
    extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Vision Excel, MS Word, MS
    PowerPoint, QuickBooks and MS Access.
  • Show
    good organizational skills with ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Posses
    good interpersonal skills; should be able to work in a multicultural
    environment.
  • Have
    excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Have
    the ability to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Excellent
    reporting skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates should send their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 15th February, 2018

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